Saturday, June 06, 2009

Extra! Extra! Don't Read All About It!

It seems that a number of American newspapers, in states where marriage equality is still illegal, are refusing to print announcements of civil unions.

A gay couple from Missouri, who married in Iowa, were rejected when they requested an announcement in their local paper. Since marriage equality is still illegal in Missouri, the state’s newspapers do not recognize it and can refuse to print announcements of same-sex unions.

You may not recognize it, but it happened, and it's legal in certain states.

In similar circumstances, another gay couple from Nebraska, who had been legally married in California, were refused an announcement in the Omaha World-Herald, and were told by an advertising manager it was because the newspaper did not want to offend subscribers or advertisers.

Yes. Marriage equality is so offensive you can't even read about it in the newspapers, because we all know newspapers don't ever print offensive stories.

Seriously stupid.

1 comment:

Mark in DE said...

This is just another example of why marriage equality should not remain a "states issue", but become a federal issue.